Kissenger

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Kissenger is the world’s first mobile device for transmitting realistic kiss sensations over the Internet. Simply plug into the audio jack of your mobile and you will be able to send your loved ones a kiss while physically apart. Kissenger can sense your kiss and transmit realistic kissing sensations to your partner in real time. You can also feel the force on your lips when your partner kisses you back.

 

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Many people nowadays are living apart from their friends and families. Communications between them are limited to voice or video calls and sending text messages with their mobile phones, physical interactions are severely limited. Regular physical contact is essential for maintaining closeness and intimacy in human relationships. Kissenger is developed with the aim of enabling remote intimate physical interactions through the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

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High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

 

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The Kissenger iOS app allows users to sign up to join the Kissenger community, find and connect to friends and families members who are also using Kissenger. Users can start a chat session with their friends and exchange kisses in real time while having a video chat. They can also change the colours of their friends’ Kissenger devices to express their moods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kissenger can be used among long distance couples, families and even as a marketing tool. Celebrities and pop idols could send a kiss to their fans from all around the world and vice versa to create opportunities for fan interaction which would otherwise be difficult. This could lend itself to a great marketing strategy for promoting the popularity of idols or even virtual characters.